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xzanora21
June 12th, 2002, 10:56 PM
I am on a quest of sorts, trying to find a bunch fantasy series to read. I am somewhat knew to the fantasy world and I want to read some good fantasy. So what I'm asking you all is this: jot down your favorite fantasy series that you've read to give me an idea of what to check out. I would really appreciate it. Thanks!

Qin
June 12th, 2002, 11:28 PM
We already have a thread like that right here:
http://www.sffworld.org/forums/showthread.php?s=&threadid=292

ChrisW
June 13th, 2002, 12:57 AM
Well Qin he did say series not novels and that thread is top ten novels:cool: . Top ten series hasn't been done for awhile and heck Fitz doesn't like it so I say we do it:eek: . Well I will anyway though I don't tink I can list 10.

Wheel of Time - Jordan
Riftwar saga - Feist
Empire Trilogy - Feist/Wurts
Harry Potter - Rowlings:p
Crown of Stars - Elliott
Book of Words - Jones
A Song of Ice and Fire - Martin
Fencer trilogy - K J Parker
Scavenger Trilogy - K J Parker
The Dark Tower - King

Well thats just ten of the top of my head and probably not what I consider the best but I was in a rush.

Barbarossa
June 13th, 2002, 04:52 AM
Ok here is my take on it:

Song of Ice and fire -Martin
Farseer trilogy - Hobb
Lifeship traders - Hobb
Crown of stars - Elliot
Deverry series - Kerr
Discworld - Pratchett (humor)
Memory, Sorrow and Thorn - Williams
Tomas Covenant - Donaldson
Saratine mosaic - Kay
Vlad Taltos - Brust
Harry Potter - Rawlings

series I would avoid: anything by Eddings, Salvatore, Brooks, as well as Wheel of time which actually is quite good for a few thousand pages but unfortunatly drags on for several thousand more without an end in sight.

Elan Morin Tedronai
June 13th, 2002, 06:58 AM
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"the Wheel of Time" by Robert Jordan
"Ellenium Saga" by David Eddings
"Riftwar Saga" by Raymond Feist
"Tamuli Saga" by David Eddings
"Serpentwar Saga" by Raymond Feist
"Belgariad" by David Eddings
"Stones of Power" by David Gemmel
"Maloreon" by David Eddings
"Lord of the Rings" by J.R.R. Tolkien
"Shannara Series" by Terry Brooks
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Rob B
June 13th, 2002, 09:57 AM
I guess its that time of the month, AGAIN.:mad: :mad: :mad: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

allanon
June 13th, 2002, 10:10 AM
Well...
1 "The Tamuli-Saga" by David Eddings
2 "The Ellenium-Saga" by David Eddings
3 "The Belgariad-Saga" by David Eddings
4 "The Riftwar-Saga" by Raymond E. Feist
5 "The Malloreon-Saga" by David Eddings
6 "The Wheel of Time" by Robert Jordan
7 "DragonLance Chronicles" by Weis&Hickman
8 "DragonLance Legends" by Weis&Hickman
9 "Shannara-Saga" by Terry Brooks
10 "Serpentwar-Saga" by Raymond E. Feist
That's it.

Corwwyn
June 13th, 2002, 10:15 AM
Ok, in no particular order(counting only series as a whole, ignoring bad series which may have one or some outstanding books, but not great as a series):

Roger Zelazny - Chronicles of Amber
Tony Shillitoe - The Andrakis Trilogy
Lawrence Watt-Evans - The Overman Series
Michael Moorcock - History of the Runestaff
Paul O Williams - The Pelbar Cycle
Jack Vance - Lyonesse
Robert Don Hughes - Pelmen the Powershaper
Steven King - The Dark Tower
Gene Wolf - New Urth series
Ursula K LeGuin - Earthsea Trilogy (plus one :P )
LRR Tolkien - Lord of the Rings

Bond
June 14th, 2002, 11:18 AM
Some more:

Young Adult-Adult oriented:
The Rose of the Prophet trilogy by Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman

Child oriented:
The Oz series by Frank Baum
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis
The Chronicles of Prydain by Lloyd Alexander

...and it is Rowling, Rowling, Rowling---keep those books Rowling! :D

Qin
June 14th, 2002, 11:29 AM
Originally posted by FitzFlagg
I guess its that time of the month, AGAIN.:mad: :mad: :mad: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:


Let's leave these kids to play and go read Iron Dawn instead. How's that sound to you?